sir Was will release his new album 'Holding On To A Dream' on September 20th.
The Gothenburg producer's debut album was a cult favourite, spawning a series of international shows.
New record 'Holding On To A Dream' builds on these experiences, and it's led by a full collaboration with Little Dragon.
'Deployed' it online now, it's bright, buoyant sound uniting sir Was – real name Joel Wästberg – with the stellar pop talent that is Yukimi Nagano.
sir Was recalls: "Me and Little Dragon go way back. I’ve been hanging out with them for many years, and they were very supportive with my first album. One day I was working in my small studio room, and Little Dragon were one floor up. Yukimi knocked on the door and asked if she could listen. I played her some of my songs and she said, “This is great, go out and talk to the world!””
“Just when I thought I was done with this new album the song came along and took me by surprise. Straight away I could hear Yukimi’s voice on it so I just felt like I had to ask her to do it. I sent her the track and she said she’d love to sing something on it, so I went to their studio and she wrote a few lines based on my verse and the chorus of the song. It all happened so fast and then we had this song. It was really fun.”
Tune in now.
sir Was will release new album 'Holding On To A Dream' on September 20th.
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